We are open for essential care only
In line with government guidelines, we are only offering medically essential appointments, so please contact the practice team before travelling. Our opening hours may also vary, so please monitor our webpage to keep up to date with the latest information.
We are taking steps to help keep you and our colleagues safe:
- If you do need to visit, we ask that only one person per pet comes along, to help reduce the number of people in the waiting area at any one time.
- Social distancing is crucial at this time. When arriving, you may be required to call ahead and wait to be invited in by a member of our team. You will be informed if this is necessary when you call us to make your appointment.
- Once inside the practice, we ask that you please respect a two metre distance from our colleagues and other clients.
- We are only accepting card payments to help minimise contact between you and our colleagues.
- If you can’t visit the practice and are concerned about your pet’s health, please contact us to discuss available options.
We will continue to share regular updates here and on our Facebook page. We thank you for your patience at this time.
Meet the team
Charlotte owned the practice for 13 years and has been a qualified vet for 20 years. When she is not busy in the practice you will find her in the gym, boxing, walking her dogs or horse riding. She is proud owner of four dogs; Whiley, Sprout, Chops and Dodge. Four horses; Bert, Luna, Paddy and Minnie. Four cats; Usain, Bean Beans and Steve. Two hamsters; Jack and Sparrow and has Myrtle, the ferret.
Renata has worked here at the practice for 5 years and has been a qualified veterinary surgeon for 15 years.
She is a keen gardener and you will often see some of Renata’s lovely flower displays on our reception. She is also a lover of the Cavalier King Charles Spaniel and owns Carolina, Isabelle, Theo, Zuzia, Kubus, Kora and Tia.
Larisa has worked at the practice since 2014 and has been a qualified veterinary surgeon since 2011.
Larisa is a new Mum to her little boy and also has Tails, the Pomeranian, Milli the Bengal and Sheli the Cornish Rex. Larisa is famous for her one-liners and quirky sense of humour.
What is your favourite animal and why?
Dog because they are always pleased to see you.
What pets do you have and what are their names?
14 Huskys! Fox, Henna, Little one, Pheobe, Rogue, Ruby, Rupert, Sheba, Sully, China, Cassie & Arwen
What's the best pet name that you've ever come across?
What is your favourite famous animal?
Coleen joined the team in 2018 as a veterinary nurse and her lovely ‘bubbly’ personality has helped her settle into the role.
She is more than happy to help all of our clients and their furry friends. She is ‘Mammy’ to Pablo, her very handsome Cockerpoo, who visits the practice regularly. She also has her two rabbits, Leah and Lucky. So if you would like a chat about rabbits Coleen is your girl.
Ellie joined the team in 2018 as a veterinary nurse. She a bouncy, uplifting personality and is a great motivator.
Our furry friends are always happy to see her. Ellie is the proud owner of a Chinese Crested Dog, Izzy, and has recently rehomed Gazz the Pug.
She also has a beautiful rescue cat who her son has named Arizona
Debbie joined our team in 2018 after working previously in a referral surgery. She has a wide range of knowledge in veterinary nursing.
Debbie enjoys agility training with her Jack Russel Bella for which they have won several awards. As well as Bella Debbie has two collies called Nelson and Buddy who all come in to work to visit regularly.
Jill is our longest standing receptionist and has a wide range of knowledge on dogs.
She currently has three fluff babies; two West Highland Terriers named Jock and MacTavish and a Wire Haired Fox Terrier named Mr Bob.
Jill is a respected member of the team and is always happy to help out.
Tracy has been at the practice since 2016. She deals with the administration duties and also helps cover reception. Tracy has Buddy, a little Cockerpoo that was brought into the practice seriously ill.
Buddy was nursed back to health by our vets and nurses and was then adopted by Tracey. Buddy is full of life and holds a special place in all of our hearts. Call in and have a chat with Tracey, she will always be happy to see you.
Jayne has been at the practice since 2015. She is a highly knowledgeable and respected member of the team who is popular with our clients.
She is kept busy at home with her ‘gang,’ Mabel the Cavachon, Teddy the Cavapoo and Kitty, Poppy and Sassy the cats. She is a pro at care plans! Pop in and have a chat with her.
Megan joined our team in 2018 as a receptionist and is a valued member of staff.
Megan has a soft spot for spaniels and is a ‘spaniel Mum’ herself to Bracken, a springer spaniel and Milo, a Sprocker. These two take up most of her spare time and energy.
Sally joined out team in 2018 as a part time receptionist. In the short time she has been working with us she has already adopted a stray kitten that needed a new home.
Margo has made herself very comfortable with Sally’s other two cats and her Miniature Schnauzer Monty. Sally is always smiling and happy to help.
Vets4Pets Darlington is committed to bringing you affordable, high quality care via a modern, well equipped practice, including a lab, pharmacy, digital x-ray and ultrasound. Plus, on site car parking too!
The friendly team can't wait to meet all of their new clients!
Emergency coverEven if we are closed, we have your pet covered.
Isolation UnitA special ward to care for animals with contagious diseases.
BiochemistryAllows an assessment of the functionality of a patients organs.
In-house LaboratoryA range of analytical tests and equipment to assist in the rapid diagnosis of illness.
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X-RayGenerates digital 2D images of bones and internal organs.
DentistryThe treatment and prevention of dental disease
Starter pack protection
Best Start in Life
Complete Care Senior
Flea & Worm Pack
Out of hours
C/o The Bridge Veterinary Hospital
Tel: Telephone: 01642 217 605
Standard consultations before 9pm start from £161. Standard consultations after 9pm start from £207.